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determined as we speak. hugo chavez, a critic of the u.s., his opponent is mounting the most serious challenge ever to chavez's 14-year rule. >>> steve has the latest live from miami. is it finally good-bye chavez? >> it's really tough to call but this is, as you said, the most serious challenge to hugo chavez. he's been in power 13 years. he wants six more but there's a lot of negatives this time for chavez. for one, venezuela has the highest inflation rate in the region, more than 20%. one of the highest murder rates in the world and there are basic shortages of food and electricity blackouts. on the plus side chavez has strong support among the poor, prided subsidies for housing, medicine and food. his eye opponent, a younger, vigorous man describes himself as center left. chavez has been battling cancer and had at least two operations in addition to chemotherapy. so a contrast in vigor between the two candidates. the stakes are high. generalize wail sits on the largest oil reserves in the world. and under chavez, venezuela had a strident anti-u.s. policy. as far as the voters her
? >> voters go to the polls in venezuela, president hugo chavez casting his vote earlier today saying he'll accept the results of his nation's vote and the polls closing hours ago in considered to be the toughest test in his nearly 14 years in power. and steve harington live from miami. why is that important. >> it's important to the u.s., what happens in venezuela. the country with the world's largest oil reserve. the u.s. gets 10% of its oil from venezuela. and also because hugo chavez had the sharpest criticism and forged close ties for iran. almost anyone other than hugo chavez in office would be a real net gain. >> harris: well, steve, what potentially could happen here, could chavez actually lose? >> this is really the first time in almost 14 years in power when there are analysts experts who think hugo chavez will be tested and he could actually lose this time around. keep in mind all that hugo chavez has been fighting against in the law few years in office. he's had cancer for the past year, two operations, they haven't been specific about what kind of cancer. inflation is out of
bender and the note he left behind. note ♪ -- ♪ ♪ ♪ >> >> gretchen: hugo president chavez reelected to a four term with 53 percent of the vote. also california governor gerry brown taking drastic steps to lower gas prices and ordering the stations sell the cheaper winter blind. steve? >> steve: fill her up. brand new national polls show mitt romney ahead of president obama. he got himself a bump. cue the attacks. a week ago paul rhine was asked to explain the math of a tax cut and he said i don't have time. governor mitt romney had a massive performance and the underpenings of that was dishonest f. you are willing to say anything to get elect make up your positions, american people have to understand how they can elect you. >> steve: is calling mitt romney and ryan a good strategy. here to weigh in is washington insider amelia and democrat pollster marjorie. good morning to both of you. >> margey. it does sound like according to the new york times, 10 minutes before the end of the debate they were on a conference call talking about he stunk up the place. we'll have to go full steam
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